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Friday, July 22, 2011 Volume XX, Number 24

did ya know?.

Did Ya Know?.. The Carthage Crisis Center Presents A Free Furniture and Appliance Distribution for Tornado Survivors and other Needy Families At 9 AM on Saturday August 6, 2011 at 100 Main Street.

Did Ya Know?..If the Carthage Shrine Club helped you go to the Shriners Hospitals we invite you to the Tractor Pull Free of charge on July 22 & 23. Call 358-8816 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for details.

today's laugh

Suddenly, Satan appeared at the front of the church. Everyone started screaming and running for the front entrance, trampling each other in a frantic effort to get away from evil incarnate.

Soon everyone was evacuated from the Church, except for one elderly gentleman who sat calmly in his pew, not moving . . . seemingly oblivious to the fact that God’s ultimate enemy was in his presence.

Now this confused Satan a bit, so he walked up to the man and said, "Don’t you know who I am?"

The man replied, "Yep, sure do."

Satan asked, "Aren’t you afraid of me?"

"Nope, sure ain’t," said the man.

Satan was a little perturbed at this and queried, "Why aren’t you afraid of me?"

The man calmly replied, "Been married to your sister for over 48 years."


A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.

Burglars Last Night.

Last night while Simon Bistline and family were at church their home was entered by burglars. They had forced a chisel under the sash and burst the lock off the window. They plundered three rooms, leaving everything in a disturbed condition. They took all of Mr. Bistline’s clothes, among them a nice summer suit of navy blue, and a pocketbook belonging to Alice Bistline. Luckily the pocketbook was empty. A pocketbook containing $5 and a ten-dollar bill in a drawer were both overlooked by the thieves. The marauders took the front door key, leaving the window and door open.

A set of light double harness and half a set of heavy double harness were stolen from the barn of John Maxwell, a farmer who lives six miles northeast of Carthage on the Avilla road, sometime last night. The police have been notified and are keeping a lookout for the stolen property.

  Today's Feature

Concealed Carry Law Changes.

Effective August 28, 2011, House Bill 294 goes in effect.

This new law will make a few changes to the Missouri Concealed Carry law. First it lowers the age from 23 years old to 21 years old to be eligible for a CCW permit. Second it changes some of the training standards that are required for the firearms safety training course. The new law will require students to qualify with both a revolver and a semiautomatic pistol. Previously applicants only had to demonstrate his or her ability to safely load and unload a revolver and semiautomatic pistol and demonstrate marksmanship with both. Under the changes, applicants will have to shoot 50 rounds of practice and a test of 20 rounds with both the revolver and semiautomatic pistol.

These changes will not affect subjects that currently hold a Missouri Concealed Carry permit. It will only apply to new applicants. Citizens, who have previously taken an approved safety class but have not yet applied for their permit, will need to do so before August 28th or they will be subject to the new training standards. This means that if the training they have already taken does not meet the new standard, they will not be eligible for a CCW permit without further training.

For more information concerning concealed carry permits, you can call Sgt. George Fox at the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office at 417-358-8177 extension 1319.

Jasper County Jail Count

188 July 21, 2011

Total Including Placed out of County

Just Jake Talkin'

A friend a mine just got one a those "free" puppies.

It began by learnin’ the choices cuts of various pieces of furniture. Those chewy morsels that never quite look the same after a few weeks of dog trainin’.

If ya notice, owners are always asked to attend obedience classes along with the dog. I’ve often wondered exactly who was bein’ trained. ‘Course dogs learn fast, just like kids. They know what they can get away with and eventually the owners come to understand the relationship also.

This new pup will have a good home and probl’y get away with enough to make ever’one happy. I’m gonna wait a few weeks ta visit so as ta not disturb the ritual of gettin’ into the routine.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.


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Weekly Column


ART NOTES from Hyde House

by Sally Armstrong, Director of artCentral

With artCamp in full swing here at Hyde House, things are lively and a bit crazy! I have today 23 students signed here for classes, 54 are enrolled total, and yet we still have good availability in several classes this week and particularly next week. Each class is open to usually no more than 12 students, but many have only 6-8 which allows for a good teacher-student ratio, and in art that is important! I appreciated Andra Stefanoni from the GLOBE coming by today to take photographs and interview the kids, and I am especially glad when I hear a student giving an interview, saying how much they enjoy camp and look forward to attending each year. Today one said she liked the atmosphere for art better than at school, as they have more time and are more relaxed, doing classes they don’t do elsewhere. It is always fun to hear about those who look forward to turning "8" so that they can come to camp, especially when older siblings have been here and told them about what they do. In the same respect, I do have some who have "outgrown" camp since I have been director, and it is sad when they reach 14 and are no longer eligible to come as a student—some do return as aides, and it is fun to have them in that capacity. This year we bid farewell to a special "long-time student" Tessa Foti of Joplin, who has been attending artCamp for the past 5 years, attending most days yearly. Tessa is a talented and creative student. She is always cheerful and helpful to new students and we will certainly miss her curly hair and bouncy presence. She says she wants to be a teacher’s aide next year, so we will see if that is still her desire next summer! The attendance has been good thus far, with each participant who signed up attending those classes signed up for. Clay boxes have been constructed and are drying awaiting firing and glazing or painting. Today, ceramic birds are being hand formed from clay, and watercolors being painted and action figures drawn and painted. Future classes include making cupcakes from Model Magic, crocheting & beading cell phone covers, making sushi from colored felts, and vintage rock posters on canvas. Two classes will involve clothing, one reverse dying and the other a re-styling of existing garments. Beads and Charms will be sculpted from Sculpty clay for bracelets, and giant bugs will be made from small cardboard boxes. Canvas tote bags will be painted Warhol style, and basic embroidery and felting will be taught. If these things sound interesting to you, sorry! You must be aged 8-14! But give me a call and get your student signed up, as we have a whole week next week to go! 417 358 4404

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